ABOUT US

HyperionDev is the largest provider of software development education in Southern Africa, and one of the largest globally. Counted among the top education technology startups in EMEA with headquarters in Cape Town and London, we support learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review, lowering the cost of accessing tech careers.

In 2016 we won first prize in Facebook's Innovation Challenge, with Facebook selecting us as the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa and financially backing us, alongside Google. We were originally launched from the University of Cambridge, and our leadership team consists of world-leading talent from companies such as Google, Amazon, 2U/GetSmarter, Yoco and PwC, and those who have previously built and gone on to sell large businesses. We are looking for team members who are ambitious, motivated and have a track record of over-achieving and exceeding targets.

Join us at a time when we are reinventing tech education and how technology can drive higher quality education at scale for markets that have some of the most underperforming tertiary institutions and schools globally.

ABOUT THE ROLE 

As the Career Services Manager at HyperionDev you will oversee our Careers function which ensures that our students receive the relevant career preparation support to get them ready for a career in tech. There is also a focus on business development through our careers platform where we meet the needs of tech companies by giving them access to our graduates and other tech professionals.

You will be taking charge of two teams under careers, namely the Career Preparation and Business Development teams.

To excel in this role you need to be able to chase big targets making sure we get our students and platform users placed with companies. It will be a balance between supporting student preparation and the mechanics of getting them placed. Relationship building with top tech companies is a must in order to ensure we are able to scale. 

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum

  • 5+ years of experience involved in a placement management function
  • 5+ years of experience running a team in a placements function
  • 3+ years of experience working with placement platforms
  • 3+ years of Account Management experience
  • Relationship management experience
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

Preferred 

  • A degree in Human Resource Management or other relevant qualification  with at least 7+ years experience involved in a placement management function
  • 7+ years of experience running a team in a placements function
  • 5+ years of experience working with placement platforms
  • 5+ years of Account Management experience

 

BENEFITS

Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance or medical aid benefits for our staff.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, & Yoco. 

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.

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